Definition of Epistrophe

1. Noun. Repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc..

Exact synonyms: Epiphora
Generic synonyms: Repetition



Definition of Epistrophe

1. n. A figure in which successive clauses end with the same word or affirmation; e. g., "Are they Hebrews? so am I. Are they Israelites? so am I."

Definition of Epistrophe

1. Noun. (rhetoric) The repetition of the same word or words at the end of successive phrases, clauses or sentences. ¹

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Definition of Epistrophe

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epistrophe

epistolic
epistolical
epistolite
epistolize
epistolized
epistolizer
epistolizers
epistolizes
epistolizing
epistolographic
epistolography
epistoma
epistomatic
epistome
epistomes
epistrophe (current term)
epistrophes
epistropheus
epistyle
epistyles
episulfide
episulfonium
episulfoniums
episulphide
episulphides
episyllogism
episyllogisms
episyllogistic
episymbiont
episymbionts

Literary usage of Epistrophe

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1906)
"As is well known, the chloroplast in the epistrophe position a flattened and ... In the epistrophe condition the Chlorophyll corpuscle of chlorophyll to the ..."

2. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"It appears, then, that epistrophe occurs only within certain limits of light ... A. Position of the chlorophyll grains in diffuse daylight — epistrophe. ..."

3. A Textbook of Botany for Colleges and Universities by John Merle Coulter, Charles Reid Barnes, Henry Chandler Cowles (1911)
"In diffuse light, plastids commonly are close to the outer cell walls, and so arranged as to expose a maximum surface to the light (epistrophe, fig. 758). ..."

4. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"... they are disposed on the surface-walls, both upper and lower, of the palisade- cells (epistrophe). When, however, diffuse daylight is replaced FIG. 489. ..."

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